Friday, April 29, 2016

Friday April 29

Carman Bernier provided the donuts this morning.There was a pretty large group, Tom and Mary Lou Benson was there for the last time as they left afterwards for Buda, Texas.

Here's a picture of the new awning at the pool

Also the park is putting in new windows in the laundry room

I took this photo of the Century Plant this morning, it's really putting on the little branches

The price of Gas is going up, I suppose it's the same all over the country.

Oh, we have our photo album to proof. I just got it today! I am so happy with it and hope you all will like it too. I was disappointed at some of the pictures I took but when they were printed out in their quality photo paper, they looked really nice.

Saturday, April 23, 2016


The rains here in the Valley have skirted around us all week, but Sunday is our best shot at 60% chance. It's getting pretty dry here.

We had 46 people for Happy Hour Wednesday. I thought we would have 25 at the most! they just kept coming in and we kept adding more tables!! We even had to put up another table for desserts.

The Barnharts are heading for Illinois to attend Sues, Sisters Memorial service.
Anita Farley was in the hospital and now back in again.

We had Donuts and Coffee today.Rexroads furnished them. Also they had "Dummy Rummy",but I didn't go this time.

I just got a call from Nancy Kerkau, she had a total knee replacement! she's getting along just fine! I am so glad. She said her Daughters are there to help, but said she really was doing good, but it's so nice that they are close enough to help out.

Gene Koliba was intoviewed by channel 5 the other day and talked about what he had stolen and that several others had things taken.It aired that night. The Police were also here.

Well, not much to report, so until next time......

Tuesday, April 19, 2016


I just received word about Joyce Omann passing away, last Thursday.
Also word that Hector Therrien has Cancer in the left breast and will have an operation Apr. 28th
I just had a call from Mary Lou that Sue Barnharts Sister Joyce Shrum was killed in a car wreck and her husband, John, is in intensive care. I will post more when I hear more

Well, I heard Sues Brother-in-law has broken bones but will survive the can read about the accident in the Mt.Vernon Illinois Register Paper

We will get cards out right away!

Monday, April 18, 2016

Century Plant

It's starting to branch out way up at the top

Saturday, April 16, 2016

1st Annual Dummy Rummy Tourny & Awards Banquet

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Century Plants

We have a century plant here in the park. We had one before that had the huge stalk like coming up and branching out, but I never remembered it actually had blooms more like straggly yellow shreds and they don't really look like flowers as such.

Here's a little about the plant it does not really live to be 100
Carolyn Tompson, and Gene Mauer have this one in their yard. I will post some pictures as it's long stalk branches out and blooms

Although it is called the century plant, it typically lives only 10 to 30 years. It has a spread of about 6–10 ft (1.8–3.0 m) with gray-green leaves of 3–5 ft (0.9–1.5 m) long, each with a prickly margin and a heavy spike at the tip that can pierce to the bone. Near the end of its life, the plant sends up a tall, branched stalk, laden with yellow blossoms, that may reach a total height of up to 25–30 ft (8–9 m) tall.

Its common name derives from its semelparous nature of flowering only once at the end of its long life. The plant dies after flowering, but produces suckers or adventitious shoots from the base, which continue its growth.[7]

New fast food place

Canes Chicken Fingers is the name of the new fast food place next to the Blue Wave Car Wash.
a young man by the name of Todd Graves had the idea to make the highest quality chicken fingers meal, but he did not have the funds to start up,his business school professor said it would never go, the bank said it would never go. So he worked hard to save money working in a refinery 90 hrs. a week then in Alaska on a Sockeye Salmon Commercial fishing boat, 20 hrs. a day. He got a loan from the SBA to open his first Canes in 1996. At that time he had a partner.There's over 260 loacations, in 20 states.
The main meal is chicken fingers ,with their very special dipping sauce, crinkle cut fries,& cole slaw, and Texas toast

This is what the new Cane's will look like
It sure is going up fast.
I will let you know how it is!!!